The Apple blogosphere is sbuzz with the impending iPhone launch, with rumors of September 10th being the launch date. While we wait for what Apple has in store for us next month, let’s take a look at what the developers are churning out in the App store.

This week we have the latest incarnation of the popular Asphalt street-racing game, an awesome contacts app, a nice photo-editing app, a sadistic alarm app, a new football game and many more. Let’s get started!

Asphalt 8: Airborne ($0.99)

Gameloft is known for producing some of the most entertaining street-racing games for the mobile devices. The latest version of the Asphalt series offers as many as 47 cars. That includes top licensed manufacturers and models like Lamborghini Veneno, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari FXX and Pagani Zonda R. The latest incarnation has more stunts than ever. At $0.99, we’d say it’s a steal.

Contacts+ (Free)

There are only a few apps which made into Android Play store before the iTunes App store, and Contacts+ is one of them. It’s extremely popular on Android with over 4 million users, and has finally arrived for the iOS devices. It connects with Facebook and Twitter and populate your contacts with their relevant profile pictures.

HelloLab (Free)

HelloLab is a all-in-one camera and photo editor for your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Though it’s competing in an extremely overcrowded category, HelloLab still manages to make a mark with its iOS 7 inspired interface. Inside you’ll find 14 filter packs and additional 8 adjustment filters to tweak the end result. The app is free, but you would need to shell out $0.99 if you need some additional filters.

ReadQuick ($4.99)

ReadQuick has been around for a while on iPad, and has now made its way to the iPhone as well. It basically aims to help you read faster than ever before. ReadQuick displays the articles of your choice one word at a time at a pace you set. It is the only app that teaches you how to speed read while getting through your daily reading. It integrates well with apps like Instapaper, Pocket etc.

tadaa 3D ($3.99)

Tadaa 3D is an impressive photography app which helps you create 3d illusions and simple fun animations with your iPhone. Once you create the illustration, tilting the screen brings the photos to life in 3D. At $3.99, it looks a tad too pricey, but worth the money if you want to amaze your friends at the next kitty party.


Carrot Alarm ($0.99)

We aren’t short of alarm apps on the App store, but Carrot Alarm steals the show with an annoying sadistic take. Set the alarm the night before, and when it goes off you have to complete a series of tasks in order to turn it off. Watch the trailer below to know what to expect from this app.

Fluid Football Versus (Free)

Fluid Football Versus is the sequel to the hugely popular Soccer football game for the touchscreens, Fluid Football. The sequel has a much better multi-player mode and an improved single-player mode as well. A must download if you are a soccer (err… football) fan.


Full ($1.99)

Full is an app that helps you track, measure, and visualize what’s important to you. Use the app to count and monitor your monthly goals. The UI is elegant and easy to use. Very simple and straight-forward goal tracking app for everyday use.

Jelly Splash (Free)

Jelly Splash is a Candy Crush Saga inspired puzzle game for the iPhone and iPad. Match jellies of the same color to complete each level. There are over 100 levels, five modes and Facebook leaderboards to accomplish. In-app purchases can be used to buy boosters.

Editorial ($4.99)

Editorial is a plain text editor for the iPad with powerful automation tools and a beautiful inline preview for writing Markdown. It is loaded with amazing automation tools that cut your time spent typing in two. It syncs with Dropbox and allows comparisons with older versions to see the progress you’ve made.

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